Don’t aim at success—the more you aim at it and make it your target, the more you will miss it. For success—like happiness—cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself… I want you to listen to your conscience and what it commands you and go away and carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see in the long run—and I say the long run—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it.
I studied English Literature and Philosophy at York University and Fine Art and Print Making at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University. I was a member of Aberdeen Artists and exhibited there when I lived in Aberdeen. I was also an active member of Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen, where I also took part in exhibitions. Since completing my degree in Social Sculpture, I have been working on the project The Search for the Deep Self. I have worked with this in many places in the UK and Germany, and the project is developing all the time.
When living in the Northeast I was a part time lecturer at Bretton School of Art, Cleveland School of Art and the Open University. My subject was History of Art and Human Consciousness. This is still a main area of interest.
In 2015 I started the MFA course at West Dean College, which I completed in the summer of 2017. Unfortunately, since then I have been suffering from a long-term illness, from which I am gradually recovering (July, 2017).